Sunday, 28 June 2015

Day Three Stitching with Sue Spargo...all good things must come to an end.

Third and final day of stitching with Sue was very fulfilling.  Sue has been stitching samples of her new line of threads.  She has 36 colours of Eleganza, Dazzle and Razzle threads in three different thread weights.  
 The samples are still works in progress but are truly spectacular!
 Stitched several critters amongst the circles.  I may have to do a small sampler after finishing my leaves.
 Love the little teddy or dog that appears to be developing in the photo above.
 If you like clear bold colours these threads are sure to appeal to you.  They have a very smooth Perle finish to them.
 The variegated threads change colour every two inches!
 I love the pink, red and yellow combination above along with the turquoise and yellow.
 So many combinations to choose, can't wait to see them in the different weights on the spools.
 Woven picots free standing and stitched down in the photo below.
 Sue also has some lovely neutral samples that she did before developing her new colour line.
 I love the visual textures the prints give to the sample.  She has a mix of wool, cottons and velvets.
 Simple running stitch, some beads and French knots.
 1/4" hexagons with back stitch and cast on bullion stitch surrounding.
 One of her butterflies from a sampler.
 These are Uschi Grenier and her partner Kerry Karram brought Sue Spargo to teach us.  The chicks below are Uschi's.  She took a class with Sue in Bellevue about six weeks ago and is still working them.  You can find a link to Wool Penny Rugs here.
 Love this colourful fellow with flowers on his hat.
 This little one has a velvet wing with beads stitched on.
 Flowers in her hair being pursued by a dapper chap with a bowler hat and bow tie!
 Love this pink and green combination.
 These are my friend Ethel Snow's chicks.  Love the use of the ribbon on the background.
 Works in progress.
 So many great ideas.
 All of us seem to be stitching and stopping and starting another stitch as Sue teaches us something new.
 Kathleen Parton's chicks,  Interesting to see how each person places their chicks and wings.
 Susan Lum's leaves.
 Sorry I don't recall this gal's name but a few closer looks at this completed bird.
 Beaded drizzle stitch on the tail, woven circles, bullion knots.
 Couched bullion knots over Perle cotton, with pistil stitches down the belly.  Woven running and back stitches on the wing.
 Pistil stitches couching down silken chenille and beaded drizzle stitches on my green leaf.
 My sampler of stitches.  The variegated thread is one of Sue's new ones.
 Ran out of thread, but I've finished it now. Crested Chain Stitch.
 Palestrina knot with a long leg to it.
 I added some open buttonhole filler stitch to look like waves to my palm tree.
 A closer look at the little island in the tropics.  More coming to this leaf.
So after three days of stitching with Sue we were tired and filled with so much creativity. I've stitched a bit almost every day since but yesterday when temperatures went over 80F or 28C; usually we don't get these temperatures until late July early August so stitching wool was not in my wheelhouse!

July 6, I'm linking to Super Mom-No Cape!


The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely stitches and creativity. Regards, Nessie

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful photos!! There is so much eye candy. I really am impressed at how much you learnt in 3 days. I've now got my fingers crossed Sue will be coming to Australia sometime soon.

paulette said...

WOW!! Beautiful stitches!! I loved the neutral one...would like to see the whole thing! SEW happy you enjoyed your classes and had fun!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

So cute and amazing stitches. I love Sue's little circle samplers. At first glance they looked like a bunch of soda bottle caps. :-)

Peg's Place said...

Thank you for all the lovely photos of Spargo's stitching. Neat that you spent 3 days learning her techniques.

Peg's Place said...

Thank you for all the lovely photos of Spargo's stitching. Neat that you spent 3 days learning her techniques.

Angela said...

What a great class! I love what you are doing!

Laurel's Stitches said...

Your work is simply amazing, Sandi! What an inspiring post.

Thanks for sharing it with the TN&TN collective!

Susan said...

The chicks are all so adorable. I love seeing these, I'd love owning one, and I can't understand why I really have no desire to DO them, even when I have so much sitting right here with directions! Maybe if I took a class myself ... but no, probably not. I've had a lot of exposure through my friend, and I do love them.

Renee said...

Wow! So many wonderful pieces of eye candy. Beautiful.

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous post, so many beautiful stitches. Love the teeny, tiny hexagons too :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Each one truly is a miniature work of art!

I really like your palm tree.

It's good that you took photos along the way. If I was me, after three days I think I might have gone into stitch overload trying to learn and remember new stitches.

Thanks so much for sharing your fun stitching adventure and linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Hugs!